Join JAFRA this Giving Tuesday

Support Higher Education for Women with LiveYourDream.org!

There’s so much to love about the fall—the leaves are changing, the air is crisp, pumpkin spice EVERYTHING… But nothing feels quite as good as the spirit of giving that truly kicks off the holiday season. I was so excited to learn that JAFRA is teaming up with LiveYourDream.org, an amazing online action network of over 140,000 volunteers, activists, and supporters to raise needed funds this Giving Tuesday. Between November 19 and December 1, JAFRA will match donations and fundraisers up to $10,000. Every dollar raised will support programs that encourage confidence, independence, financial freedom, and higher education for women and girls.
LiveYourDream.org works hard to address some of the biggest challenges facing women and girls. To do this they are powered by Soroptimist, a global volunteer organization with a 100-year legacy which provides access to education and training needed to achieve economic empowerment. This organization believes in opportunity through education, and each year they invest $2.8 million in furthering the education of 1,800 women. These women face obstacles including substance abuse, teen pregnancy, poverty, racism, domestic violence, and sex trafficking.
Studies have shown that women with some or completed secondary education have an 11-36% lower risk of violence. Soroptimist knows that access to education and control over finances is key to helping women feel a personal sense of autonomy, so they are secure enough to escape a dangerous situation.
Since the Live Your Dream Awards program was launched nearly 50 years ago, Soroptimist has disbursed about $35 million in cash awards and helped more than 35,000 women achieve their dreams of a better life for themselves and their families - what an awe-inspiring legacy, and program to get to be part of this season!
#GivingTuesday is certainly a do-good, feel-good fall favorite, and JAFRA continues their spirit of sharing and caring as the official matching partner. If you’d like to participate, don’t forget to make your contributions between November 19-December 1 to double your impact. Head over to LiveYourDream.org to find out more about the organization. On the landing page, you may be prompted to take their Shero Quiz, which I would recommend. In a wonderful twist of fate, I took the quiz and got Mariska Hargitay (for anyone unaware - I have a degree in criminal justice and a small obsession with L&O SVU, so...) DUN DUN.
Mom of two, freelance writer, Realtor, and crafting enthusiast, Nicole is a multitasking maven with a passion for helping people. With almost a decade of experience in hospitality, she is an expert in personal customer service, active communication, and creative problem solving. While a staff-writer for JAFRA's Beauty Scene, she's a real life JAFRA fanatic, with the Tender Moments collection and JAFRA ROYAL Boost Purifying Gel Cleanser among her most-loved personal care products.

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